International Women’s Day

8 March 2020.

I’ve seen a lot of material on International Women’s Day and was hesitant to post as I didnt want to join the barrage. However, I read an important article today and wanted to share it.

“This International Women’s Day, we will stand up for the millions of women and girls around the world who make the clothes we wear. While the big brands introduce collections, slogan tees or marketing campaigns centred around female empowerment, we’ll dig deeper into the people, factories and mills behind this feminist merchandise. 

The vast majority of the people who make our clothes work in less than ideal conditions, characterised by harassment and abuse, pay that falls far short of a living wage, and lack the fundamental human right to collective bargaining. 

Together with our community, we’ll use this International Women’s Day to shed a light on gender inequality in the fashion supply chain. Get involved with our campaign by sending an email to a brand, using your social media platform, educating yourself about gender inequality in the fashion industry and spreading the message in your community”.

You cannot exploit women in one country to empower them in another”.

Source: Fashion Revolution

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